On a technical level, the film's animation is stellar. The pacing is swift, the action is thick, and the lines are incredibly funny. I read a headline the other day that LEGO Batman has the best plot of any Batman movie ever, and I'm inclined to agree.
Aged actor most popular for playing superhero wearing an animal costume tries to resurrect career -- or at least stay relevant -- by going to Broadway. No, it's not a semi-autobiographical movie based on Michael Keaton's life, even if his performance is incredibly sincere and authentic. Rather, Birdman -- or the movie in which a... Continue Reading →
Poetic and resounding, Up in the Air hits the emotional notes emphatically. The pitch-perfect and subtle nuances, the ebb and flow of the characters, and the technical craftsmanship of director/co-writer Jason Reitman combine to form a poignant story about relationships. Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) jetsets from city to city as a sort of corporate hitman.... Continue Reading →